Sunday, April 28, 2013


Yesterday we had my son's 9th birthday party. He was 9 on Wednesday! Where do the years go. He's a really good boy and I am so proud of him. Since he could walk (at 11 months) he's had a bicycle and he's had two good ones and two cheap ones. Mostly he has worn them out (the Apollo was sold on). I bought him a new bike for his birthday and if he has said thank you one time he has said it a thousand! He has been getting up and getting ready for school (which includes piano practice and making his bed) and then goes downstairs to the lane to ride it before school!)

Super loved bike

Laserforce Party

Rainbow cake.
He had a laserforce party (again) which he loves as do his friends. I normally make a themed cake but he wanted a Terminator cake (?) and I had no clue or the time to do it so I made a 'boring' round cake with the surprise rainbow in the middle! The boys loved it. I made an orange and poppy seed cake with no poppy seeds as one boy was allergic - I usually make it with almond meal too but for the same reason I made it without. Yum! However it was not one of those perfect precision makes - I started baking at 9.15 the night before. I sandwiched it with home made mandarin jam my friend made. Another year down!

Monday, April 22, 2013

R.I.P. Chrissy.

Photo courtesy of photos chrissy mphlett 
I've mentioned music is my the late '70's, 80's and 90's there was great Australian music playing every weekend in Brisbane. Chrissy Amphlett fronted the DiVinyls. Once I saw them in Brisbane at The New York Hotel...(now it's the Myer Centre!) it was a beautiful hotel with iron lace lifts and had just been restored. It was an amazingly shocking and exhilarating show! She was a great show person and I feel a deep sense of sadness at her passing at such an early age.. just two years older than me. She was brave, sexy, beautiful and talented with a truly unique voice. R.I.P Chrissy... thanks for the good times.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hello, hello?? anyone here....

Yes, I'm here... just. There has been no sewing here.. my sewing machine is still on the table however, with the half made dress still draped over it. I'm just so busy with uni and to be honest I am really not feeling it - but I must get into it and finish hard for my last 7 or so weeks. I have two assignments due next week and then three more and two exams at the end. 

I have been representing myself in court for a personal matter related to my separation... in fact I have been doing this for the whole time I have been studying so I am really tired of it but I have an end date... 30 August. So I have a number of weeks after I finish to prepare for a trial. Oh and work out what to prepare!

My son made me breakfast a few weeks ago... toast with a chai tea. What a little honey! 
Ain't this just so!
 This was on a calendar my middle sister gave me for Christmas. Ha .. I like it! I will get a frame for it (when I get time) and hang it in my sewing room or maybe kitchen where more people will see it.
Super juice ingredients
 These are the ingredients for my 'super juice'. When I am run down from thalassaemia minor I make this juice - ginger, carrot, lime or lemon, celery leaves and beetroot. I have it twice a day and it just gets enough into me to really zap me back into shape. Even my son likes it, try it... it is better if the veges are cold or pop some ice in it.
What do you think of this... so cute.... see the tape measure for scale.. it is so tiny. It was my birthday a few weeks ago and my girlfriend gave me this lovely little clock and a great red bag. 

Other than uni work and a week of play dates during the school holiday I've done  
nothing other than uni work. The week that Alex was at his Dad's I was coming home about 8pm from uni. When spring comes I shall be free! Bring it on.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Do you have labels for your hand made items? I want to get some labels but don't know where to go... I mean I know I can look the  up and find a gazillion label makers, just wondering who you get yours from. 

I'd like some woven ones but pretty basic ones, also. I need to choose my colours right as I don't like labels on the inside of clothing so I will probably put them on the outside somewhere. When I buy clothing, I take the label off!

Any suggestions?